4837 NW County Road, Butler MO 64730
Black Union troops first saw Civil War action here in a battle with Confederate guerrillas Oct 29, 1862. The First Kansas Colored, organized at Fort Leavenworth (KS) was dispatched here despite the fact that it would be months before African-American troops were mustered officially into national service. Interpreted trail describes the action
Park open daylight hours.
Battle of Carthage State Historic Site • Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site • Battle of Lexington State Historic Site • Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site (Fort Davidson) • Battle of Westport • Centralia Battle/Massacre • Confederate Memorial State Historic Site • Fort D Park • Lone Jack Battlefield Museum and Soldier’s Cemetery • Missouri Civil War Museum • U.S. Grant National Historic Site • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield